How To Start A Meditation Practice Of Your Own

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Meditation. It has a myriad of health benefits and many people are using it these days to do things like decrease feelings of stress and anxiety, improve their focus and boost their overall health.

I initially started meditating daily about 5 years ago in an effort to remedy some life-altering health issues and shore up my mind so that I could better coexist in a life and small living space with my husband Paul and our kitty Miss Rosie Puppycat.

As I started my journey of taking the time to sit in silence each day, I noticed I quickly began to feel better. My patience increased, and small things that used to really bother me didn’t bother me to the same degree they used to bother me anymore. I also felt as though my head was finally beginning to heal itself from the physical consequences of the temporarily medicated diagnosis of depression that I’d received seven years prior.

So how did I start this daily practice that ended up being the small but very significant first step in my journey to healing? You’ll find the tips that helped me below.

How To Start A Meditation Practice Of Your Own

So how did I start this daily practice that ended up being the small but very significant first step in my journey to healing? You’ll find the tips that helped me below.

Start Somewhere – Whether you take 2, 5, 10 or 20 minutes to meditate once or twice each day in the company of silence or with an app or guided meditation, start somewhere.

Be Consistent – In my experience, meditation works exactly like a muscle you’re trying to strengthen or a supplement or pill you need to take to keep your body well. It works best when done consistently each day.

Know That Changes May Be Necessary – One thing that meditation is great at doing is helping you grow in the body, mind and spirit. As such, you might find that you need to make changes to your meditation practice as you spiritually grow and change. For example, you may start out feeling ok with just simply taking time out to sit in silence with your eyes closed for 5 or 10 minutes one time each day. But then you might find that your body is asking for more time, the assistance of an app or guided meditation, etc.

Take Breaks, But Don’t Give Up – If you’re like me, as much as you might love and enjoy the benefits of doing something consistently, sometimes it’s good to take a break. So, if you feel inclined to take a break from your meditation practice, don’t be afraid to “just pick it up again” at a later time. In fact, that’s another thing I love about meditation – It’s easy to start and it’s easy to start again and quickly catch up if you’ve taken some time out.

In Conclusion

Starting somewhere, being consistent in whatever practice you choose, and making changes and taking breaks when necessary can do a lot to help support and assist you, both in meditation and in life. So whichever practice you choose (in meditation or in life) happy healing! May you enjoy your journey through life.


To learn more about taking your meditation practice to the next level, see the article, “5 Benefits Of Meditating Two Times Each Day”

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